Microsoft: 'Keep your 360 if you want to play XBLA games'

Speaking to GameSpot, Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer advised gamers to keep hold of their Xbox 360s if they want to play XBLA games.
"Those games will continue to run on your Xbox 360 for as long as your Xbox 360 runs," he said.

"The box is not backward compatible and we think for somebody who invests in a large digital library that you want to keep your [Xbox 360]."

Spencer indicated that Microsoft intends for the Xbox 360 to co-exist with its new console, and reasoned that accessing Xbox Live accounts on both system was intended to facilitate this.

"You don't have a separate identity on Xbox One or [Xbox 360]; it's the same, you are you. My friend's network is the same on both boxes, my achievements are the same. So we think that service component is an important component to keep constant across both devices.!

Following its Xbox One reveal event, Microsoft confirmed Xbox One is not backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games. According to the company, the lack of support was due to fundamental architectural differences between the two consoles.

"[Xbox One is] architected to take full advantage of state-of-the-art processors and the infinite power of the cloud," it read.

The platform holder also promised to support its previous console "well into the future" with games and new apps. It went on to promise a 'huge' Xbox 360 reveal at E3.

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I think the xbox one will fail this year.


I say they should bring the top 10-5 games on to the Xbox One.
If they brought minecraft they could still make money.


How can you name something All in one when it only contains 50% of all the features.


It's a shame that games can't be transferred over, but then again, what do you expect from greedy companies like Microsoft?


It's not a hard concept, just keep your 360 if you want to play games that were made for it.


This is actually a huge let down so far. Who knows how long they'll ACTUALLY support the 360. It'll most likely become an inconvenience in the future causing them to drop it anyway. :/


Pinballs Wow i am actually thinking about buying a ps4 the rate microsoft are going :/

The PS4 won't be backwards compatible either, so have fun lmao.


I thought that this news was already posted???


J-E-T-S Do they not realize how badly they are driving sales down with all this stuff? it just keeps sounding worse and worse.

When the xbox one was announced, Sony's stocks jumped up 8%.


Thats kind of dumb to say...

"Those games will continue to run on your Xbox 360 for as long as your Xbox 360 runs," he said.

I would assume that would be the case

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